City of Houston mayor honorable Sylvester Turner has announced big entertainment, fireworks, and American Frontline heroes for Houston,s official; fourth of July or USA national day celebrations.
The annual all-day event is on hold for one more season, though residents of Houston can enjoy the city,s cherished tradition of music, and patriotic moments via live broadcast on Sunday , July 4th 2021 from 7 pm to 10 pm.
The 2021 fireworks sponsored by reliant energy will double that of last year, almost reaching 800 feet so more can enjoy the show from a distance.
Houstonians are advised to use open spaces and neighborhood parks with a view of the western downtown skyline as ideal for watching. Eleanor Tinsley park will be open for those families ready to park downtown and walk while the Allen parkway and memorial drive will be closed for all
Mayor Sylvester said that freedom over texas is one of the city,s cherished events and that Houston will celebrate Houston,s frontline heroes and America,s freedom with help of sponsors who have continued to support the city despite the continued pivot from the usual festival and fanfare . "i am grateful to shell and reliant, who has returned as sponsors for a second year during these unprecedented times. I also thank Walmart for their role as entertainment sponsor and Dr pepper and bud light seltzer, who have stood with us year after year to bring this star-spangled celebration" Mayor Turner said.
In the press release for the event, titled LEE PRICE TO HEADLINE SHELL FREEDOM OVER TEXAS, Gretchen Watkins president of Shell oil company writes that "we are pleased to return as title sponsors for an event that celebrates the tremendous appreciation we have for our frontlines workers in schools, and in supermarkets, in hospitals and in gas stations, whose heroic efforts to serve others have helped us become a more resilient community ", asking that the tradition continues by saying "let's continue that progress, by remembering to #RecreateResponsibly on this 4th holiday as we celebrate the heroes who have stepped up during this challenging time ".
The director of the mayor,s office of special event lady Susan Christian said that "As the Houston events industry returns to robust offerings, we are reminded that this is a measured process ", and we have worked on the 2021 reimagined event for since last year ". It is a privilege to again present shell freedom over Texas, honoring those heroes who continue to sacrifice in support of our communities and America.
Unlike in previous years that a portion of the proceeds from the event was given to the Houston food bank, this year 2021 will feature a "text to give " campaign to benefit the food bank.
Special guest artist and academy of country music awards 2021 new male artist of the year Jimmie Allen will open the show to be joined by Alanis Sophia from the most recent season of American idol and brian jack and the zydeco.
The sponsors of the event are shell as title sponsor, Walmart for entertainment, reliant for fire works with some anchor sponsors including Dr. Pepper, Bud light seltzer.
KTRK-TV will provide live coverage of the event at ABC13 and all ABC 13 Live streaming apps while COX Media Group radio stations will also simulcast the fireworks music soundtrack.
More information for the event can be found at www.freedomovertexas.org
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